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Northwest Africa 13978
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13978
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13978
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 32.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 40 approved meteorites classified as H~4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13978 (NWA 13978)

Centre-South, Morocco

Find: 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~4)

History: Discovered by Ait Kabboura Imad close to Merdane (~31°05’N, ~3°57’W) in 2010.

Physical characteristics: One brown fragment of 32.05 g

Petrography: well-defined chondrules of 0.2-1.5 mm (av. 0.5 mm) set in a gray-brown matrix with metal specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~4, W2)

Specimens: 7.31 g on deposit at Kiel, Ait Kabboura Imad (Liege/B) holds the main mass, and 7 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Centre-South
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2010
Mass (g):32.05
Pieces:1
Class:H~4
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:5.13
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):7.31
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ait Kabboura Imad, Liege/B
Finder:Ait Kabboura Imad
Comments:working name AKI105; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Centre-South, Morocco (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1670 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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